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Checklist for your Flight

Travel Documents

Each passenger is solely responsible for obtaining and carrying the correct travel documentation, including a valid passport, Visa (if applicable), sufficient funds to cover length of stay, and medical information (if applicable) - including that related to entry conditions due to COVID-19.

Always make sure that the way your name appears on the Air Tahiti Nui airline ticket matches your passport. It is also advisable that the other documentation you carry matches your passport name and that you identify yourself by the nationality on your passport. Make sure your passport is valid for the required time beyond your travel dates. Be advised, certain countries require a passport to be valid for six months beyond the date of departure.

Please note, as travel documents required for entry are subject to modification without notice, it is advisable to check with the consulate of each country on your itinerary or to consult with your travel arranger before departure. Each passenger is solely responsible for understanding and possessing the correct documents for legally traveling to the countries serviced by Air Tahiti Nui.


It is recommended to keep your Air Tahiti Nui e-ticket receipt with you, as it might be requested at the check-in counter or by Customs officials as proof of your return travel.

All passengers with paper tickets must be in possession of the ticket issued by Air Tahiti Nui or travel agent.

Check-in Information

Check-in required 3 hours before departure.
Check-in closes one hour before departure.

Pre-flight Checklist 

Updated 5 July 2022

You must present the following documentation for your Air Tahiti Nui flight.


For all travellers


For vaccinated travellers

  • Proof of your vaccination status.  i.e. vaccination certificate that matches your passport data


For unvaccinated travellers

  • If travelling to or via the USA ensure you are eligible to travel
  • If travelling to or via New Zealand ensure you are eligible to travelNote:  Transit passengers are exempt.
  • If travelling to  French Polynesia or France, unvaccinated visitors aged 12 years and older from an orange zone country (e.g. Australia) must present a Certificate of travel for compelling reasons and the supporting documents justifying the need for them to enter either country.  They must also complete a Sworn Statement committing to comply with the rules relating to entry into French Polynesia.


Mandatory Pre-flight test for COVID-19 (Paper Form)

Some countries have started to modify pre-flight COVID-19 testing requirements and now only require Unvaccinated visitors to provide a negative pre-departure test for COVID-19, while others still require both Vaccinated and Unvaccinated visitors to provide a negative pre-departure test.   Please read the following carefully to ensure you fully comprehend and comply with these pre-departure test requirements. The following rule applies to just Unvaccinated passengers who are eligible to travel.  

  • Travel to French Polynesia:  All unvaccinated passengers aged twelve (12) years and older must present a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before flight departure or a negative Antigen test within 48 hours of your flight departure.  
  • Travel to France:  All unvaccinated passengers aged twelve (12) years and older must present a negative RT-PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before flight departure or a negative Antigen test within 48 hours of your flight departure. OR if travelling from a French national territory or the European Union, a Certificate of Recovery attached to a positive result of an RT-PCR test carried more than 11 days and less than 6 months prior to flight departure.  


For Non EU travellers visiting French Polynesia

  • Onward ticket, or Visa, or Maritime Agency Letter of Guarantee for those ticket joining a ship or yacht.


For passengers flying Los Angeles-Auckland or Paris-Auckland and connecting with Air NZ operated Papeete-Auckland flight

  • Transit procedure at Papeete (PPT) is not available when connecting from TN007 (CDGPPT & LAXPPT) to TN2181 (PPTAKL).  Instead, the following procedure will apply. 
    • Collect bags at Papeete from baggage carousel, proceed to immigration/customs, and then enter French Polynesia
    • Check-in for the connecting flight PPTAKL at the Air New Zealand desk to continue your journey.  


Tips for passengers who transit in Papeete

  • Take your carry-on hand luggage with you when you exit the aircraft upon arrival in Papeete.
  • Keep left in the transit lane when entering Faa'a International Airport.
  • Any liquids/gels larger than 100ml will be confiscated by the local authorities.  This includes duty-free purchased in Auckland (or Los Angeles) before departure.
  • Air Tahiti Nui often operates two late evening flights PPTLAX - TN2 and TN8.  Take care to note your correct flight number and reboarding time.
  • Eligible passengers (i.e. Poerava Business) can make their way to the first floor Airport Lounge to wait for their connecting flight.